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Recoil????? 30/06 vs 45/70

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Unread 07-20-2006, 10:19 AM
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Recoil????? 30/06 vs 45/70

I have a 12 inch 45/70 with no break. The recoil is noticeable,to say the least. I have been considering
a 30/06 in a similar length. How would these compare
in recoil? Any opinion welcome and appreciated. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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    Unread 07-20-2006, 11:10 AM
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    Re: Recoil????? 30/06 vs 45/70

    Are you having problems with unburned powder? I had a 14" 45/70 barrel and with IMR 3031 there were granules of unburned powder in the barrel after each shot. No telling how much was blowing out the barrel. I worked briefly with IMR 4227 with better velocity, but trashed my Leupold dual dovetail mount in the process and later sold the barrel.
    I think you would get similar if not better velocity in a 12" barrel with the .454 Casull with less powder and greater efficiency, or even more fun the .500 S&W for even better numbers yet.
    I have not shot the 30-06 in a pistol, but I suspect that you would not beat the 308 by much with alot more recoil. I would also go with the 15" barrel with a brake.
    The critters have to win every time, I only have to win once.

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    Unread 07-20-2006, 01:44 PM
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    Re: Recoil????? 30/06 vs 45/70


    I do not have any problem with powder burn. I wish I could ID the powder, but I have only used factory rounds, so far. I do reload just not 45/70, although I will SOON. I was surprised myself at the lack of muzzle flash. It is there, just is not grand. I plan to buy a chronograph as well. I would like to compare the 454 and 45/70 for myself.

    Thankyou for your time and thoughts.
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